During the past decade there has been a growing consensus that study abroad experiences are valuable not only for students majoring in the language of the country in which they intend to study, but that they also provide vital experiences for students enrolled in business programs. This is a change from the early 1980s when it was rare to find a business program offering study abroad experiences for its students. The increasingly global nature of commerce and the need for business professionals to effectively interact with people in a work force growing more diverse are strong arguments for students to study abroad. In addition to exposing students to different cultures and peoples, the study abroad experience challenges students to function in unknown environments and situations, teaches students about themselves, and forces them to look critically at their own resources and values. It is the ultimate “Problem-Based Learning” experience (PBL).
Innis-Klitz, S. and Clark, J. (2003), "STUDY ABROAD CONSORTIA: COLLABORATIVE VENTURES AMONG SCHOOLS", Tomas M. Hult, G. and Lashbrooke, E. (Ed.) Study Abroad (Advances in International Marketing, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 209-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-7979(02)13013-4Download as .RIS
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